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Dragonfly Thrift Boutique: A Shopping Experience with Purpose

Posted at 1:57 PM, Mar 22, 2024

Dragonfly Thrift Boutique, nestled in Calle 8, stands out not just as a typical thrift store but as a unique thrift experience where every item is donated and carefully curated. From clothing and accessories to home furnishings and décor, this boutique has become a beloved destination for South Florida shoppers seeking one-of-a-kind treasures while supporting sustainability and community empowerment.

At Dragonfly, every item has a story, and every purchase supports a cause. The boutique is not only a hub for sustainable shopping but also a haven for individuals seeking a fresh start. The boutique's special purpose goes beyond offering unique finds; it provides opportunities for women transitioning from incarceration to the community.

Led by the Executive Director, Mahlia Lindquist, Dragonfly Thrift Boutique is part of the Ladies Empowerment and Action Program (LEAP), dedicated to helping women rebuild their lives after incarceration. With a focus on comprehensive programming, including trauma and addiction healing, workforce readiness, and entrepreneurship, LEAP offers a pathway to independence and empowerment.

Dragonfly Thrift Boutique is more than just a place to shop; it's a community of radical acceptance and support. Regardless of past experiences or challenges, every staff member is welcomed with open arms and given the opportunity to thrive. For individuals like Crystal, who found solace and sisterhood at Dragonfly, the boutique has become a lifeline and a place to give back.

Through initiatives like online sales and expanding services, LEAP and Dragonfly Thrift Boutique continue to make a profound impact on the lives of women in need. With nearly 600 women impacted by the program and countless success stories, the boutique's mission of empowerment and transformation resonates deeply within the community.

To support Dragonfly Thrift Boutique and LEAP's mission of empowering women, consider donating items or shopping online. Every purchase and donation not only contributes to sustainability but also provides women with opportunities for growth, healing, and independence.

Dragonfly Thrift Boutique is more than just a store; it's a symbol of hope, resilience, and community empowerment. Together, let's make a difference and change lives one purchase at a time.

For more information on donating and supporting LEAP, visit

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